“Their technical knowledge, their skill set, their interpersonal skills. I was just really impressed,” says Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens ’79 about two women hired to serve as coaching interns during Dartmouth’s football preseason camp.
“In the early 1980s, before the first intifada turned the West Bank into a conflict zone, Herodium drew some 250,000 people per year. For the moment I’m the sole visitor,” writes Dartmouth’s Barbara Kreiger in a story about King Herod’s tomb.
Dartmouth is ninth on the magazine’s list of the top 25 private colleges in the United States. Dartmouth and the other seven Ivy Leagues schools are all on the list. The College is also among the magazine’s top 25 low-debt colleges of 2018.
Dartmouth’s William Fischel “has long argued that homeowners who fear threats to their property values are motivated as voters to protect them,” writes the paper about HUD’s Ben Carson and construction of mixed-income, multi-family housing.
“This study convinced me that the effects are real,” Dartmouth’s Jonathan Skinner tells the paper in a story about a new study indicating that black men are more likely to agree to certain preventive measures if a black doctor recommends them.
Despite a 2015 study saying e-cigarettes are 95-percent less harmful than regular cigarettes, doubts linger, writes the paper, noting that a Geisel study found that exposure to any tobacco smoke upped the danger of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Dartmouth’s Thomas Luxon is offering a free online course on Milton’s epic poem. Participants will have access to the College’s Milton Reading Room, an online scholarly edition of Milton’s poetry, as well as some prose, reports the website.
Studying the humanities “prepares you for a changing job market … and you do also need to train your brain to think in different ways,” Dartmouth’s Graziella Parati tells NPR during a discussion of why it’s important to study the liberal arts.
“I don't think that recovery can continue forever, and I would put the prospect of a recession in the next two years at about two-thirds,” says Dartmouth’s David Blanchflower in a story about the possibility of a recession in the U.S.
A Dartmouth study found a 53 percent increase in extreme precipitation events in the northeastern United States since 1996, reports AccuWeather. Hurricanes and tropical-storm precipitation were the primary cause, according to the study.
“This is the most complete foot of an ancient juvenile ever discovered,” says Dartmouth’s Jeremy DeSilva, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the feet of early human ancestors, about the discovery of a 3.32-million-year-old skeleton.
“I think what Michael showed in the early days—what, 11 years ago—was that this was something that people would want to read,” says the Dartmouth Library’s Laura Braunstein of the popular crossword blogger Michael Sharp, known as Rex Parker.
The paper calls Ashley Fure’s The Force of Things, performed at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, “a powerful expression in sound of ecological dread.” Fure is an assistant professor of music.
The college lifestyle magazine lists the Dartmouth commencement address by Mindy Kaling ’01 on its top 10 list of graduation speeches that move, inspire, amuse, and encourage you to live your best life.
Dartmouth’s David Blanchflower argues that underemployment is hampering wage growth, and calls the UK’s Monetary Policy Committee’s recent decision to raise interest rates “a major error” reminiscent of 2008.
Dartmouth’s Ashley Fure “writes music of extraordinary tension and potency, looking for sounds in unlikely places and treating them with rigor,” writes the paper in highlighting an upcoming performance of her “The Force of Things.”
Every day, says Dartmouth’s Hany Farid, “too much dangerous material is being uploaded, it is remaining online for too long, and even if it is eventually removed, it quickly reappears,” and is available as a “pernicious radicalizing force.”
The news site notes that at Dartmouth, “a student-run initiative resulted in an influx of ‘Green2Go’ take-out boxes, a washable and reusable alternative to standard take-out boxes” that generate massive amounts of plastic waste.
Dartmouth’s Jay Buckey, a former astronaut, has been doing research to help alleviate astronauts’ feelings of isolation, depression, and anxiety, which could be helpful when the NASA Mars trip gets underway: It’s expected to last two years.
“The technology, of course, knows no borders, so I expect the impact to ripple around the globe,” says Dartmouth’s Hany Farid about so-called “Deepfake” videos, which Farid expects will make their presence known during the midterm elections.